2022 BYD Tang EV (facelift) makes an appearance in China

Introduced at the 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show, the BYD Tang EV is three years old and is due for a mid-life facelift. Backed by local media reports, pictures China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) released this week reveal that a new BYD Tang EV is coming up shortly.

Design

The 2022 BYD Tang EV flaunts a Gen II EV look that makes it instantly recognisable as an electric vehicle. It has a noticeably cleaner front-end compared to its ICE donor model. The BYD design team has replaced the large hexagonal grille with a closed surface, which could offer improvements in aerodynamics, and therefore the range. A sportier bumper with more aggressive outer ends, a full-width horizontal bar that flows into the side air vents, and a taller lower air intake are the other changes at the front.

New BYD Tang EV 2022 rear
The 2022 BYD Tang EV has the most extensive changes at the front, while its rear-end is quite familiar. Image Source: MIIT/miit.gov.cn

The softer and EV-typical front fascia will make the 2022 Tang EV appeal to the customer who is upgrading from an engined vehicle. On the sides, the new BYD Tang EV features new alloy wheels. At the rear, a sportier bumper with repositioned light reflectors, black fins, and small vertical air outlets offer enhanced styling. We are yet to know of any major interior changes on the inside.

2022 BYD Tang EV Specifications

Getting to the specifications, the new BYD Tang EV measures 4,900 mm in length, 1,950 mm in width, and 1,725 mm in height. A 168 kW (228 PS) electric motor powers the front wheels of the new electric SUV. The battery pack consists of LFP cells, but the energy storage capacity isn’t out yet.

Release Date

The BYD Tang EV could be in the news during the Guangzhou Auto Show (19-28 November 2021) and go on sale in China in early 2022. Norway, where the current model went on sale in September 2021, may have to wait well into next year to receive the refresh. BYD is also in the process of expanding into Europe, and more markets will eventually have the Tang in their locality.

Featured Image Source: MIIT